PATNA, India: Janata Party leader, Sayed Shahabudin, has refused to disassociate himself from the call to Muslims to boycott the celebrations on the issue of Babari Masjid.

According to reporters he said that he will welcome his expulsion by the party on this issue. “Iam not in the habit of changing my stand under pressure”. He, however, said call was not given by him but by the joint conference of the three Muslim organizations, including the Indian Muslim league which he had attended.

“I have no authority to withdraw the call’, he said.

Article extracted from this publication >>  January 16, 1987